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NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

NY ISLANDERS REPORT: Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

  Where to even begin? Let’s do a quick review…   At the same time the Internet and fans were passing around Barroway items as being a done deal that would be announced right after the Stanley Cup finals, what they did not know was that Barroway was already out. He just didn’t know it [...]

Trade Proposal This: Who's On Their Way Out?

Trade Proposal This: Who’s On Their Way Out?

The Chicago Blackhawks are over the cap. This is a fact. Fans are waiting for a trade, even though, it may mean parting with a player that A) they like, B) is vital to this hockey team or C) all of the above. Chances are they will have to wait a little longer as the [...]

Backchecking: Isles Face Pressures Moving Into Offseason and Beyond

Backchecking: Isles Face Pressures Moving Into Offseason and Beyond

If you didn’t think Garth Snow was feeling the pressure of last year’s step backward, and this being the final year at  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum think again. While lots of Islander fans and pundits show there ire toward the embattled General Manager of the Islanders; assuming he is just in-ept and without a plan, [...]

Backchecking: Longing for the Island — Islanders Fill Holes, Remain Poor Destination for Free Agents

Backchecking: Longing for the Island — Islanders Fill Holes, Remain Poor Destination for Free Agents

As I watched the #isles twitter-sphere go nuts yesterday, my own frustration grew.  I can completely understand the anxiety of Islander fans and can even comprehend the amount of “hate” Islander fans hurl on there own team. Often times I find that “hate” misguided, while at other times it’s hard to celebrate my team out [...]

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

NY ISLANDERS DRAFT SERIES: The Curious Case of Josh Ho-Sang

The curious case of Joshua Ho-Sang First the NY islanders took an unpredictable turn actually taking a predictable choice at number 5, with the offensively gifted and highly regarded Michael Dal Colle. More on that later. However, then they swept back into the top of the first round to collect what might be the most [...]

NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

NY ISLANDERS 2014-15 NHL Schedule

Game Date Loc Opponent Count of Game 1 10/10/14 At Car Row Labels Home At Grand Total 2 10/11/14 Home Car Ana 1 1 2 3 10/14/14 At NYR Bos 1 2 3 4 10/16/14 Home SJS Buf 1 2 3 5 10/18/14 At Pit Cal 1 1 2 6 10/21/14 Home Tor Car 2 [...]

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NY ISLANDERS PRESENTS: Game of Owners

  According to a former NHL prospective stakeholder/owner: “The NHL is not sure that Charles Wang even wants to sell.”   The Red Herring VS The Mountain? Right now it is a perfect storm after a NY Islanders dismal season for fans to hear what they want to hear. The fan frustration and negativity is [...]

Summer of Aggression Begins on Long Island as NY Islanders Acquire Halak

Summer of Aggression Begins on Long Island as NY Islanders Acquire Halak

  Well it did not long since my piece two weeks ago where Garth Snow got started on what will be a summer of aggressive moves to correct the rebuild regression this past season.    For a fourth round pick, the Washington Capitols trades the Islanders the rights to Jaroslav Halak, who is an impending [...]

HERE COMES THE BOOM! Hyped Isles "Impending" Sale Doesn't Pass the Litmus Test

HERE COMES THE BOOM! Hyped Isles “Impending” Sale Doesn’t Pass the Litmus Test

  The Barroway “purchasing” the NY Islanders is one of the most hyped-up over spun stories with a lack of fact. That fans seem to be convinced that this purchase is happening is one of the most misguided disconnects between hope and fact I have seen in a while. Though the NHL have made it [...]

Better Than Christmas, It's the Playoffs!

Better Than Christmas, It’s the Playoffs!

St. Louis claimed game #1 on Thursday night in their own barn. We laughed, we cried and we were extremely tired the next day. This marathon ended in triple overtime with the Blues prevailing on an Alex Steen goal. A real crotch-grab moment for Hawks fans after Toews & Co. were looking to pull off [...]

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Fans pouring out of the 161st Street subway station and heading into Yankee Stadium to support their team is not an uncommon sight. However, when it’s the end of January and it’s a sea of Rangers blue and Devils red, it certainly is. Over 50,000 people showed up in the Bronx to witness the first [...]

WHY VANEK?!?!?! Well, BD will tell you why....

WHY VANEK?!?!?! Well, BD will tell you why….

Special Comment by B.D. Gallof 10/28/2013   The NY Islanders went trick or treating early this year, landing impending UFA Thomas Vanek into their goodie bag, while giving up impending UFA Matt Moulson, a 1st rounder in 2014, and a 2nd round pick in 2015. Yes, there seem to be a bit of a emotional [...]

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part I - The Eastern Conference

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part I – The Eastern Conference

The NHL ushered in major changes for the 2013-14 season. Realignment, new divisions and a new playoff format could have major repercussions on how the playoff picture shakes out when all is said and done. In this first of three parts, members of Hockey Independent’s writing staff – Cris Cohen, Seth Levin, Christopher Triantafilis and [...]

Josh Bailey Earned His Contract With The Islanders

Josh Bailey Earned His Contract With The Islanders

You know, it should go without saying that some fans will never be happy with what the Islanders’ do. We demand acquisitions for big names, while asking the higher-ups to spend money that doesn’t belong to us. We kick and scream for an added veteran presence, but fail to realize what is actually right under [...]

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Isles Take Seven In 2013 NHL Entry Draft

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft has wrapped up. Every team added several players into their organization, but of course, you’re here to look at what the Islanders did on Sunday afternoon-into-the-night. The Islanders went into yesterday with six draft picks, but finished with seven selections by day’s end. The following will provide you with a short [...]

Hockey Independent's 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part I

Hockey Independent’s 2013 NHL Mock Draft, Part I

As the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks battled in what turned out to be an incredible six-game Stanley Cup Final, twenty-eight other teams already turned their attention to their offseasons. For some, it was hiring a new coach. Others, decisions were being made about exercising compliance buyouts once the window opens Wednesday night. But for [...]

Sidney Crosby overlooked in MVP voting

Sidney Crosby overlooked in MVP voting

Sidney Crosby did not win the Hart Trophy — NHL MVP — on Saturday. That honor went to Alex Ovechkin, but Crosby’s dominance this season was overlooked.

Brad Richards' Possible Buyout Should Grab Islanders' Attention

Brad Richards’ Possible Buyout Should Grab Islanders’ Attention

  It has been a little while, Hockey Independent. I’ve been keepingbusy as of late, and I guess I’ve been a little too busy for my own good. I’ve missed talking with all of you, so I’m back, and I want to hear what you all have to say. You know that I don’t normally [...]

Isles-Pens Series Recap: What Went Wrong, What Went Right, Top Moments

Isles-Pens Series Recap: What Went Wrong, What Went Right, Top Moments

The New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins just wrapped up the most exciting Islanders’ playoff series since the Islanders and the Maple Leafs went seven games in 2002. The series was physical, even nasty at times. There were a ton of goals scored. There was plenty of drama. The heavily-favorited Pittsburgh Penguins were given [...]

Ten versus One

Ten versus One

Ouch. There was no other way to describe game one if you’re an Islander fan. Sure the referees called some very iffy penalties in the first period leading to two Pittsburgh goals – with the help of a linesman blocking an Andrew MacDonald clearing pass directly leading to a Pittsburgh goal – but when you [...]